4 based on 176 reviews
We stopped here after Sibenik on our way to Split. Very close by.
Interesting that this ruin is literally in someone's backyard. Definitely not a place for tourist groups. The family who lives there is nice enough to offer their bathroom for visitors to use.
There are still some structures standing, but the ruin is extensive. My kids enjoyed climbing up and down the rocks.
Definitely worth a stop.
4 based on 68 reviews
Ancient ruins of the city of Salona.
Because it is still not exploited for tourism like other destinations. You can touch and feel how Ancient Romans lived 2000 years ago. Walk through ruins without boundaries and security yelling where not to go. Take a bus to Solin and explore the history.
4.5 based on 19 reviews
This is a vast green area for kids to play and run, sports etc. It is surrounded by river from three sides, ducks and swans can be seen. Only thing that is missing is a cafe shop near (was there but it closed).
4 based on 24 reviews
Amphitheatre forms part of the town defence system and it could have accommodated about 15,000 spectators. It is located at the northwest end of Salona's town limits. Close to the Amphitheatre, to its south, there was a cemetery for gladiators that have been killed in the arena. From their epitaphs you could know their names, origins, homelands and fighting specialities.
Having visited many Roman ruins, I found this to be rather disappointing. There isn't very much of it still standing and you need to climb up the hillside to get a real sense of the layout. If you're in the area it's worth a brief visit, but if you're pressed for time I wouldn't bother.
4.5 based on 12 reviews
The Christians followed Roman tradition and customs that the dead had to be buried outside towns. Manastirine, along with Kapljuc and Marusinac were private country lands for cemetaries. The reason was that in Salona, the first Christian Cemeteries were created at the time of illegality, when Christianity had no right of preaching.
Manastirine is claimed to be one of the first Christian Cemeteries dating from around 300 AD. The ruins, and examples of the early burial sites and the use of the oesophagus, are well preserved. During the oppressive Roman era most of the dead were cremated. Burial not only differentiated the Christians from this pagan practice; but probably was more in line with the doctrine of The resurrected body. The remains of the Basilica were on site as well. Well worth an hour of your time.
4.5 based on 8 reviews
We were recommended to try the Solinka trout at this restaurant by a local taxi driver. The room has no airs and graces, just friendly staff, eager to please, and what seemed like lots of local families out for a treat. Our trout was cooked to perfection and served with roasted vegetables - simple and enjoyable and very reasonably priced. We saw other diners eating pizzas cooked in the wood oven - they were enormous and looked delicious; if only we'd had time to go back another night - - - - . Definitely worth a try.
5 based on 4 reviews
When we came to the Gašpina mlinica (Mill) we felt that we return to the past times:). Not only because it was built in the early 18th century, the whole atmosphere and architecture takes us back to the ancient times. Enjoying in the murmur of the river Jadro, in view of the stone windows, thinking of how people kave worked and lived in simple way,...
Gaspina Mlinica is registered like the Croatian cultural monuments.
4 based on 5 reviews
This was Salona's main ecclesiastical centre. It was created next to the first Christian oratorium, located in a private house, so-called domus ecclesiae. It was in an area surrounded on the western side by town walls, in the east by a street leading to the small gates in the north town walls, and on the southern side by the street passing through the old town gate - Porta Caesarea.
The episcopal center has the largest collection of foundations on the salona site.
It's the bit you look at and can tell that there was once a city here.
The Basilica Urbana is easily recognizable as it has a rounded end a good chunk of the foundation left. This part dates from the 5th century.
4 based on 6 reviews
The large gate, named picturesquely Porta Caesarea for its monumentality, was located in the eastern walls of the initial town, the Dyggve's urbs vetus. Both the gate and the walls next to it are evidently old. They could have been built at the beginning of the first century A.D., i.e. in the last years of August's rule.
There's not much left of the porta Caesarea.
This is located in the southern part of the Salona Ruins and is part of the admission for that.
It would be easy to miss as it's down a road past some fields.
But the way is marked so if you look for it you'll find it.
There's not much left to the gate. Just a bit of the base on each side.
4 based on 5 reviews
Besides the private baths in luxurious private homes and villas, in towns there were also public thermae - baths by Ancient Roman customs and traditions. The best preserved Salonitan thermae are in the so-called Peter's Street, to the east of the town basilicas (the Christian episcopal cemetery complex).
Although there's signage, this complex doesn't look like other roman baths.
I think that is because you never see the plumbing like in other ruins.
I'm referring to the small crawl like places where the water was run and heated.
That being said, there are a lot of the foundations and walls making it one of the more recognizable buildings at the site.
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